Helicon Focus
Helicon Focus
6.7.1

4.8

Helicon Focus free download for Mac

Helicon Focus6.7.1

27 May 2016

Create one focused image from several partially focused ones.

Overview

Helicon Focus is designed to blend the focused areas of several partially focused digital photographs to increase the depth of field. In other words, it creates one focused image from the set of several partially focused photographs by combining the focused areas.

The program is designed for macrophotography, microphotography and hyperfocal landscape photography to cope with the shallow depth-of-field problem. Helicon Focus also aligns images as objects often change their size and position from shot to shot. This function is especially important for macrophotography.

Features
  • 64 bit mode - get advantages of all available physical memory, significantly improves performance on machines with more than 2Gb of RAM
  • Retouching brush to clone from aligned source images to the resulting image (cannot be performed with external photo editor)
  • 2D micropanorama
  • Automatically adjusts and resizes images (important for stereomicroscopes and macrophotography)
  • Has no limitation on image resolutions (512MB+ RAM required to work with 8Mp+ images)
  • Process unlimited number of images in a stack
  • Preserves details by using advanced interpolators for image manipulation (Lanczos, Sinc256)
  • Internal workflow always uses 16 bit color depth to preserve colors
  • Clean dust artifacts, by removing black points from the resulting images
  • Automatically adjust brightness of adjacent images
  • Reads RAW, 8bit and 16bit TIFFs, JPEG, JPEG 2000, BMP, etc
  • Writes 8bit and 16bit TIFFs, JPEG, JPEG 2000, BMP, PSD, PNG
  • Export of 3D model of the object to Helicon 3D Viewer (included into Helicon Focus v4.2+ installation)
  • Export of animated stacks (v4.2+)

What's new in Helicon Focus

Version 6.7.1:

Note: Although Finder indicates no version number for this application, the developer refers to it as version 6.7.1.

  • Lightroom integration: Helicon Focus no longer exits automatically upon saving the rendering result
  • Batch processing, command line mode: TIFFs are now saved with LZW compression by default
  • Some other minor improvements

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How would you rate Helicon Focus app?

11 Reviews of Helicon Focus

Ericob
14 August 2010
Version: 4.2.3

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Aren't there Open Source (that is, FREE) solutions that will produce the same results? Helicon Focus seems really pricey for a tool that has a very limited application. What am I missing here?
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DRNash
14 September 2018
Version: 6.7.1
The latest version is 7.01
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DRNash
30 June 2015
Version: 6.2
The latest version is 6.3.5, released on 22 June 2015
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DRNash
22 March 2015
Version: 6.2
Version 6.3 was released on 16 March 2015
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5
mike-evangelist
10 December 2014
Version: 6.2
Fabulously useful software if you do focus stacking. The results are absolutely amazing. I had been using Photoshop for stacking, and was often (very) disappointed in the results. Tried the Helicon demo and was blown away at how well it worked. Most of the time it just works, with no artifacts. But when there is a tricky subject, the retouching tools work great. The included Lightroom plug-in is very convenient. Highly recommend.
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Diarbyrag
30 August 2014
Version: 6.2
This is the lite version and $30 is for 12 months use only then you pay again or you can pay $115 for an unlimited version. The pro model costs $55 for 12 months or $200 unlimited or premium is $240 unlimted only. This is good software but it has one very unusual licensing model, between this and Adobe worlds gone weird !
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Roblgs
02 September 2012
Version: 4.2.9
The developer link above is no longer valid. The correct link to the app on the developers site is http://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconfocus.html
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Ericob
14 August 2010
Version: 4.2.3
Aren't there Open Source (that is, FREE) solutions that will produce the same results? Helicon Focus seems really pricey for a tool that has a very limited application. What am I missing here?
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Volodymyr-Prokurashko
19 November 2009
Version: 4.2.1
I am glad to introduce Christmas discounts! Now you can purchase lifetime licenses with 20% price off!
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Volodymyr-Prokurashko
05 September 2009
Version: 4.2
Hi Guys! Now I am glad to introduce Helicon 3D Viewer in new version!
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Geopick
29 December 2008
Version: 4.0
Please note that $30 is for a one-year license to the Lite version. The publisher has a holiday promotion at the moment from the normal price (about 4x the annual).
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Sunnymoon
29 December 2008
Version: 4.0
Very good! 5 stars! The application gives great quality pictures, I can't say I'm pro in photoshop but I could not enhance my photo shoots as good as Helicon Focus does. As far I'm very satisfied by quality and price.
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